Street Use

Mobile Bicycle Public Phone Booth

In Uganda, Ken Banks found this ingenious mobile phone booth. He wrote up the caption and posted his picture to Afrigadget, one of my favorite street use sites. His report:

I met this phone operator off Kampala Road this afternoon, who was riding round on this bike. Luckily he was a fellow Liverpool supporter so we hit it off straight away – and he let me take a photo of his BodaPhone setup. Pretty neat, and with a spare battery to allow him to stay on the road longer. Uganda is really hotting up on the mobile front, with two new operators about to enter the market towards the end of the year.

Ken translates the price as 200 Ugandan Shillings per unit is equivalent to about 11 cents US.

Posted on September 24, 2007 at 6:25 pm | comments


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